Flight

by Malgorzata Dzierzon

Flight

Malgorzata Dzierzon is a dancer, choreographer and producer. She was a dancer with Rambert from 2006 – 2013 and is a founder of Rambert Associate company New Movement Collective.

Her first choreography for Rambert’s touring repertoire is a group work with the theme of migration. A moving set and multimedia projections create an ever-shifting backdrop as the dancers dramatise the mix of hope and fear that make up the migrant experience of leaving one home to search for another.

The emotion-filled music for this work includes works by acclaimed Japanese composer Somei Satoh and a new composition by Kate Whitley, a former Rambert music fellow and co-founder of the award-winning Multi-Story.

Read Malgorzata’s article on making Flight in The Guardian.

Choreography:
Malgorzata Dzierzon
Music:
Somei Satoh
Kate Whitley
Video design:
Luke Halls
assisted by Elena Kotsi
Costume design:
JaneJaney
Lighting design:
Paul Keogan

Premiere at The Lowry, Salford on Wednesday 28 September 2016.

malgorzata dzierzon website biog onlyMalgorzata Dzierzon is a London-based dancer, choreographer and producer.

As a choreographer Malgorzata frequently collaborates with composers, architects, visual artists and filmmakers to develop her choreographic practice and create cross connections between the art forms.

Malgorzata’s work has been presented in Sweden, Spain and as part of Rambert Season of New Choreography at The Place Theatre, Royal Opera House Linbury Studio and the Sadler’s Wells Lilian Baylis Studio. Her choreography was toured in the UK by professional and graduate companies including INTOTO (One in a Million), Fertile Ground (Eight Steps and the Edinburgh Choreographic Project (For P.). In 2014 she was commissioned by Tupac Martir to create a new dance work for Looking Outside My Window Festival at Rich Mix, London and in the last year she choreographed films for Kettles’ Yard Gallery (New Rhythms exhibitions in Cambridge and Leeds) and for Serpentine Gallery (Pasted exhibition in Milan).

Born and trained in Poland she worked as a dancer with Rambert, Gothenburg Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, Peter Schaufuss Ballet and Royal Danish Ballet. Malgorzata also made guest appearances with Wayne McGregor/Random Dance and the Ballet Boyz.

During her career as a dancer she performed full length classical productions as well as neo-classical and contemporary works by George Balanchine, John Neumeier, Maurice Béjart, Meryl Tankard, Nacho Duato, Christopher Bruce, Christopher Wheeldon and Merce Cunningham. Malgorzata also created many roles working with choreographers including Javier de Frutos, Doug Varone, Garry Stewart, Aletta Collins, Siobhan Davis, Ashley Page, Nicolo Fonte and Mark Baldwin among others. She was recognised for her performances in the UK with nominations for Spotlight Award, Female Artist (Modern) and for Outstanding Female Performance (Modern) in the 2008 and 2009 National Critics’ Circle Awards.

Malgorzata is a member of New Movement Collective. Working with the Company she produced and co-choreographed four full-length NMC productions: Casting Traces (2012) Nest (2013), Please Be Seated (2014) and Collapse, A Period Drama (2016). NMC received nominations for the Best Independent Company in the 2013 and 2014 National Critics’ Circle Awards.

Malgorzata is a 2014/2015 Clore Cultural Leadership Programme Fellow and has a BA (Honours) degree in Leadership and Management. She is currently a consultant for the Spatial Performance & Design course at the Architectural Association School of Architecture Graduate School.

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